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The ultimate shutdown: what if we could avoid climate crisis by sleeping for a year?

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In the opening scenes of Hibernation, a minister from Australia’s ruling conservative party updates the parliament of 2030 on the unfolding climate crisis. Regional Australia is riddled with ghost towns, whole nations...

British Sea Power change name to avoid ‘antagonistic nationalism’ connotations

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The UK band British Sea Power have changed their name to Sea Power, to avoid connotations with “isolationist, antagonistic nationalism”. In a statement on their website, they say the original name was borne of “the el...

Naeher the hero as USWNT avoid Olympic shootout heartbreak against Netherlands

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Megan Rapinoe converted the deciding penalty in a shootout and the United States advanced to the semi-finals of the women’s Olympic soccer tournament 4-2 following a 2-2 draw with the Netherlands on Friday. US goalkee...

New device could help visually impaired avoid obstacles, research suggests

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Vibrating wristbands could help visually impaired people to avoid collisions when out and about, a study indicates. According to the NHS, about 360,000 people in the UK alone are registered as blind or partially sight...

John Kerry: world leaders must step up to avoid worst impacts of climate crisis

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The world still has a chance of staving off the worst impacts of climate breakdown but only if governments step up in the next few months with stronger commitments on cutting greenhouse gas emissions, the US envoy for...

More clarity in return to work guidance would help firms avoid liability

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A combination of “mixed messages” and “rather obvious statements” was the Institute of Directors’ summary of the government’s return to work guidance for businesses. You can see what it means. Statements do not come m...

Scientist Prue Hart: ‘Sunburn causes havoc in the skin – we should avoid it’

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Prof Prue Hart is head of the inflammation research group at the Telethon Kids Institute in Perth, Australia, which studies the beneficial effects of sunlight exposure on our health and whether these are the result of...

UK Covid live news: ‘no sign’ people are deleting NHS Covid app to avoid isolating, says minister

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Latest updates: Grant Shapps says ‘lots of people are still downloading app’ as government pledges to ‘tweak’ app’s sensitivity

Dogged Canadiens take Game 4 from Tampa Bay to avoid Stanley Cup sweep

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Josh Anderson jumped back into the play, and the Montreal Canadiens killed Tampa Bay’s chance for a Stanley Cup final sweep. Anderson scored his second goal 3:57 into overtime, and the Canadiens avoided elimination by...

Greece accused of refugee ‘pushback’ after family avoid being forced off island

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On 26 April Dimitris Choulis, an immigration lawyer based on the Greek island of Samos, opened his office door to find a family of four on his doorstep. Aisha*, 31, and her three children, all from Palestine. “She sai...

One third of convicted child abusers across England and Wales avoid prison

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Ministers are facing demands to explain why thousands of convicted sexual offenders across England and Wales have avoided prison. An Observer investigation found that adults convicted of sexually assaulting children u...

Leicester and Bristol players avoid punishment over mass weekend brawl

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Players involved in the mass brawl that marred the end of Leicester’s Gallagher Premiership defeat by Bristol on Saturday have avoided disciplinary action. The Tigers prop Ellis Genge and the Bears No 8 Nathan Hughes ...

Can Indiana Jones 5 avoid nuking the fridge all over again?

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How do you solve a problem like Indiana Jones? As filming begins on chapter five of the swashbuckling archeologist’s adventures, the more pertinent question might be how Lucasfilm and new director James Mangold give I...

Can the US avoid another Trump?

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Former Obama adviser Ben Rhodes has travelled the world looking for clues to how the US came to elect Donald Trump and he found parallels everywhere. But is there a way of stopping it from happening again? ...

Investing 0.1% of global GDP could avoid breakdown of ecosystems, says UN report

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The world needs to quadruple its annual investment in nature if the climate, biodiversity and land degradation crises are to be tackled by the middle of the century, according to a new UN report. Investing just 0.1% o...

Using Zoom could help older people avoid dementia, study reveals

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Defiant in the face of Covid isolation, older people across the country ventured online, often for the first time, and mastered technology: reading bedtime stories to grandchildren over Zoom and holding book clubs on ...

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